is a native Cincinnatian and an accomplished educator. Since beginning her teaching career at SCPA in 1989, Ms. Brown has been teaching in Cincinnati Public Schools where she was promoted to Assistant Principal. She returned to SCPA as the Elementary Principal, and has served as the High School Vice Principal since 2011. Ms. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Northern Kentucky University and a Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati.
The SCPA Leadership Team is enhanced by 146 additional highly-accredited faculty and staff who bring The SCPA mission to life in the classroom.
Our tutors help individual students succeed, our volunteer efforts provide support at the many
evening performances at SCPA and our communications inform parents, students & staff.
May 2015 - Amid Administrative changes at SCPA, parents stepped up to help extend our school communication by forming a non profit PTSO aimed at better informing our community.
July 2015 - Elections are held and an Executive Board for WEareSCPA PTSO is voted in. Steps are taken to legitimize the non profit.
November 2015 - With strong bylaws voted in place and an IRS 501c3 status granted to WEareSCPA PTSO the fundraising efforts begin!
July 2016 - WEareSCPA PTSO holds first elections, grows to over 975 likes on FB, has successful social community building and fundraising under its belt and is working well with Administration, Alumni and our Community of Parents and Caregivers.
March 2017- PTSO is growing and giving back! 5k to Faculty apprecition this month, and our events are becoming tradition!
WEareSCPA provides support for our school and a voice for our community as a Parent Teacher Student Organization. We work to develop a deeper connection between school and home for our families by providing timely communications and social engagements to welcome and encourage parental involvement while improving the overall educational environment of SCPA for students, teachers, and families through volunteer and financial support.
External Relations Officer
brings years of experience in business development. Most recently, she served as executive director of Cincinnati’s Memorial Hall where she significantly increased operational income and charitable contributions. Prior to that, Summe-Haas served as Director of the Otto M. Budig Academy at the Cincinnati Ballet’s Northern Kentucky University campus. Mrs. Summe-Haas holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education from Xavier University.
mission & vision
WEareSCPA provides support for our school and a voice for our community as a Parent Teacher Student Organization for Cincinnati's School for Creative & Performing Arts.
Is a lifelong Cincinnatian, a passionate artist, and a respected member of the Cincinnati Public Schools teaching community, where he previously served as an art teacher and an Assistant Principal. He has been a valuable member of the SCPA leadership team since 2011. Mr. Copenhaver holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati, DAAP program.
is a 1986 graduate of SCPA and most recently served as the artistic director at The Children’s Theatre. A professional opera singer on the world stage, Mrs. Powell Walker previously served as a vocal instructor at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. Mrs. Powell Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Oberlin (Ohio) Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from the University of Maryland.
is a 1988 graduate of SCPA with more than 20 years of experience in urban education. The founding principal of the Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys, Mr. Owens brings extensive experience in school administration within Columbus City Schools. Mr. Owens holds a Bachelor of Arts in Early and Middle Childhood Education and a Master of Education Administration from The Ohio State University.
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Served as dean of the Business Technologies Division at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and as executive director of world renowned leadership development institution The Banff Centre prior to joining SCPA. A published writer and actor with a Master Degree s in Management from the McGregor School of Antioch University and a Doctorate of Human Resource Development from George Washington University, Dr. Nissley brings years of experience in education and organizational leadership.